Equine Therapy

What conditions can be treated with equine therapy?


Equine therapy can help clients with all sorts of mental and emotional conditions, such as:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Relational and social issues
  • Grief
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

What are the benefits of equine therapy?

Equine therapy provides a wide range of benefits to clients rehabilitating from addiction and mental health disorders.

  • General Mental Health:
    Helpful for treating anxiety, depression, and proclivities toward isolation by providing a sense of emotional connection and trust.
  • Communication Skills:
    Working with horses is a great way to exercise communication skills, especially non-verbal communication.
  • Stress Reduction and Management:
    Horses are generally calm, providing a more relaxing experience for those interacting with them and taking care of them, reducing stress.
  • Addiction Recovery:
    Equine therapy can help those recovering from substance use disorders by helping clients process their feelings, develop a work ethic, and exercise care for others.

Equine Therapy for Teen Addiction and Mental Health at Horizon Recovery


Equine therapy is one of the featured holistic therapies we offer teens recovering from addiction and mental health disorders.

Some of our other therapies include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Music Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Pet Therapy

Would your teen benefit from a recovery program like ours? Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment today.